As the Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
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On a June 17, 1972, police caught five men breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. So how did a “third-rate burglary” escalate into a near constitutional crisis?
The current controversy over President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors?
Debate for the past week about a possible drive in the House to file impeachment charges against President Obama has brought new attention to one of Congress’ most-important powers.
Reports that President Barack Obama could use executive orders to enact immigration policies could force a showdown with Republicans with broad constitutional implications.